Can Nuts Mitigate Malnutrition in Older Adults? A Conceptual Framework.

Year Published: 2018




Tan SY, Tey SL, Brown R


This study examined the role that nuts may play in reducing malnutrition in the elderly.

Key Findings

Key Findings: The authors recommend that cinical trials be conducted to test the feasibility of using nuts as a treatment for malnutrition in the elderly. With its success in combating malnutrition in children, peanuts may be able to do the same for older adults. However, the authors recommend that researchers address: timing of nut consumption and transforming the physical form of nuts. For example, older adults with dentures may find it difficult to consume hard nuts; therefore softer forms like peanut butter may be beneficial.